Longest truce between gov't and leftist rebels takes effect
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - December 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The government and the leftist National Democratic Front (NDF) have declared a 27-day joint nationwide ceasefire, which started today.

The truce, which will end on January 15, 2013, is the "longest ceasefire" between the two parties, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles said.

The government and the NDF, which met on December 17-18 at The Hague under a special track, agreed to continue discussions on several issues including a possible truce. The meeting was facilitated by Ambassador Ture Lundh of the Royal Norwegian Government.

The NDF is the political wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army, which has been waging war against the government for over four decades.  

 

AMBASSADOR TURE LUNDH OF THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENT CEASEFIRE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES-NEW PEOPLE GOVERNMENT NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FRONT NDF PEACE PROCESS TERESITA DELES PHILIPPINES PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER XINHUA
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